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DSC_0225Celebrating #7YearsofSmiles — Watch out, here comes TROUBLE!!! Emma has been with us at The Therapy Place since 2011 in every capacity. She is a graduate of our Bridges Preschool Program, TheraSuit Program, participates in various therapies and her family even joins in on the fun of Family Fun Days, Family Fest and anything else they can get involved in. They are a true TTP Family. Emma has come such a long way! Believe it or not, she used to be shy, quiet and almost scared to try new things. NOT anymore! She has certainly come out of her shell. The progression with her fine motor skills allows her to maneuver her powered wheelchair. Her verbalization has increased to reveal her sense of humor which will certainly earn her “Wittiest and Most Popular” in the years to come.

Celebrating #7yearsofsmiles Energetic, super happy, very expressive, Josiah is fairly new to TTP and the Bridges Preschool Program. He is working on independence, feeding josiahhimself, trying new and different textures to eat, learning to check his visual schedule, transition tasks, recognize shapes, letters and answering questions. Josiah has no problems with confidence and loves to be the star of the show! He’s also working on posture and balance in physical therapy and will soon hope to complete an obstacle course with help from his friends cheering him on! He stops at the front desk every morning and starts our day off with a warm greeting.

Celebrating #7yearsofsmiles with Braxton. Braxton and his family have been involved at TTP nearly since our opening. A graduate of the Bridges braxton glassespreschool, repeat TheraSuit sessions and multiple therapies over the years make this sweetie a true champion! Braxton’s successes are felt throughout TTP as his smile captivates all of our hearts!

#7YearsofSmiles — Three year-old Eli is in our Bridges Preschool program. He had a stroke in utero that has left his right side weak. Eli gets excited to rake the sticky Squigz toys off the mirror which strengthens his hands. He uses his Ipad to make elichoices at circle time, snack, and center time. And believe it or not, Eli’s giggle is even better than the smiles you see here on the playground!

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This infectious smile belongs to Brynn. Autism has not stopped Brynn or her mother from reaching for the stars for her! Brynn is a graduate of our Bridges Program and now is excelling in her schoolwork at home with mom. She is learning to increase her attention span through yoga poses with her occupational therapist and continuing that concept with her ballet lessons. It is fun things like yoga and ballet along with games such as obstacle courses that help Brynn focus her attention on learning larger concepts like reading and writing. Brynn and her family also participate in TTP’s Family Fun Days. We like to see smiles from the whole family here at The Therapy Place, Inc.!enzo t

Celebrating #7YearsofSmiles — Enzo loves attention and hugs and with that sweet, bright smile, he has no problem getting them both! He is so smart and reads above his grade level! His autism diagnosis has inhibited his social skills and makes it difficult to express himself. All of his therapists work to help him learn appropriate responses in a variety of environments by practicing these social skills in each discipline of therapy that he receives. He can now express his wants and needs effectively. Grandmother is a huge support for him carrying over all the skills taught to him in therapy. Again, this family is very involved and finds comfort in all that we offer here at The Therapy Place.

LanaCelebrating #7YearsofSmiles — Lana is 9 years old and has been coming to The Therapy Place for 3 years now. Lana has cerebral palsy and a big smile! One of her favorite things is playing ball with her friends – her eyes light up and she is a social butterfly! Any games using hand/eye coordination and sitting up on her own help her trunk control and fine motor skills. She is a strong-willed young lady, so anything she puts her mind to, she will eventually accomplish!

Celebrating #7YearsofSmiles — Joshua loves trains, the splash pad and books! Diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder and Autism, his occupational therapist uses these loves to work on his fine and visual motor skills and attention to tasks. What that means for Joshua is that he is learning to dress JBrown at splash padhimself, buttons, zippers and all! He is learning to write his name and his attention span is definitely increasing! Joshua and his family are so active in all that happens here at The Therapy Place. They have connected with other families through Family Fun Days, Kindermusik, Coffee Talk, our annual fundraising events and every Family Conference we have had. Joshua is having a great time here at the Family Fun Day in July of this year at Waterfall Junction, the splash pad at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

DSC_0703Celebrating #7YearsofSmiles McKenzie was born at just 24 weeks with a NICU stay of 5 months before coming home. She has a G-Tube in which she receives most of her nutrition, but is learning to bite and chew solid food. Her favorite snack is Goldfish, and who doesn’t love those? McKenzie has been with us for 3 years now and her progress has been remarkable! Her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved and she is now talking and telling us how much she loves her new little brother. At The Therapy Place, she works on feeding to help her consume more calories to grow big and strong. This young lady is not just cute but she is determined as well!

Here’s what your donation can do TODAY:

GIVE INDEPENDENCE
$1,000 will provide a family a one ­month scholarship to the Bridges preschool program
or a partial scholarship for the TheraSuit Method program.

GIVE MOBILITY
$500 will buy adaptive walkers, bikes and exercise mats for therapies.

GIVE PLAYTIME WHILE WORKING ON TRUNK SUPPORT
$230 will purchase a specialized swing for our adaptive playground.

GIVE A VOICE
$100 will purchase a specialized device for several children to use for communication.

GIVE COORDINATION
$50 will buy various utensils and materials to help children with self feeding.

GIVE SUPPORT
$25 will help purchase arts & crafts supplies, or cleaning supplies to keep our facility germ-free.